UAF Poised for new Athletics Leadership

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University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is creating an athletic program for the 21st century, with a strong DII program, our DI coed rifle program, and our DI hockey team. UAF Athletics is committed to growing its brand in the pursuit of excellence, and this is the time to join our dynamic staff. The community of Fairbanks embraces athletics and is ready to help UAF’s athletics department to excel. We look forward to building upon a strong foundation and commitment to the history of our athletics enterprise as we partner with our new AD to integrate into our community of Fairbanks and UAF. We will support and encourage our new athletics director to be bold, creative, and innovative.

Here is what I have learned in my time at UAF, The Nanook Way: it takes our entire community. This means it will take all of our internal and external stakeholders to build a successful, modern athletics program at UAF well into the future.

It is a great time to join us here at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Open yourself up to a conversation with Dell Robinson to find out more about this intriguing opportunity!

To apply or nominate someone for the Director of Athletics position at UAF, click here.

Keith Champagne - GUEST BLOGGER

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Keith Champagne has served as UAF's vice chancellor for student affairs since December 2017. Champagne’s career spans more than 30 years in positions throughout student services and athletics. Prior to his current position at UAF, he was the chief diversity officer for intercollegiate athletics at Central Washington University, a public university in Ellensburg, Washington where he served in a variety of positions for 27 years. Previous positions included associate dean for student success, associate vice president for student affairs and assistant vice president for leadership and diversity. Prior to his time at CWU, he worked at Clarion University and Loyola University. His experience includes a wide variety of student services front line and leadership positions, including residence life, career services, student activities, judicial functions, diversity and student success. Champagne has a bachelor’s degree in communications public relations from Loyola University, a master’s degree in communications, training and development from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington. Champagne oversees student services at UAF, which includes units such as the registrar's office, Residence Life, Wood Center, student activities, admissions and financial aid.